Asia Huang Chinese Galamsey kingpin to spend another week in Nsawam prisons

Asia Huang, together with the four others were arrested in Kumasi by the Ghana Immigration Service for allegedly engaging in galamsey.

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Aisha Huang, the Chinese woman arrested for illegal mining (galamsey) in the Ashanti, Western and Eastern regions has been remanded by an Accra High Court.

Jerry Akwetey, the lawyer for Huang and four other Chinese national prayed the court to grant his clients bail pending a May 23 hearing of the substantive matter.

However, the Chief State Attorney Mercy Arthur opposed the bail application and asked for more time to study the reasons for the bail application as well as a docket she received from the Immigration Service, which arrested the suspects.

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The presiding judge Mr Justice Charles Ekow Baiden adjourned hearing to May 23, during which he intends to rule on the bail application.

Asia Huang, together with the four others were arrested in Kumasi by the Ghana Immigration Service for allegedly engaging in galamsey.

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The four, Gao Jin Cheng, 45; Lu Qi Jun, 39; Haibin Gao, 26; Zhang Pen, 23, named Asia Huang as the one who contracted them to engage in the illegal activity.

Asia Huang is believed to have a strong influence, links and network in the security services as well as the officials of the past and current administrations.

She has been arrested on three occasions and has been released on all occasions, the Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide, Kweku Baako has said.

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